Nutrition News

How processed are children's lunches?

May 06, 2021

Processed foods have continued to be a big part of the everyday diet, even with research showing how unhealthy they are. A study examines how much processed food ends up in a child’s lunch and school snacks.

WIC can benefit older siblings too

September 22, 2020

Even though they may be too old to participate in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a new study shows that the program can help older kids eat better, too.

Impact of SNAP on food spending

September 22, 2020

For low-income families, securing an adequate supply of nutritious foods can be a challenge. There are public programs to help supplement grocery budgets, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but do these help needy families improve their overall nutrition?

Feeding issues need a family approach

September 14, 2020

Parents and caregivers of children with feeding disorders face lot of hurdles. Pediatricians can help by providing family-centered holistic, well-rounded care that takes both medical and social issues into consideration.

Children who use WIC longer eat better

September 14, 2020

Children who are eligible in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and stay enrolled at least until age 2 years fare better than children who leave the program early, despite still being eligible.